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The golden trout has golden flanks with a red, horizontal band along the lateral line and 10 dark oval marks called "parr marks", five per side. Dorsal, lateral and anal fins have white leading edges. In their native habitat, adults range from 6-12 in (15-30 cm) long. Fish over 10 in (25 cm) are considered large. Golden trout that have been transplanted to lakes have been recorded up to 11 lb (5 kg) in weight.
Habitat and Range
Golden Trout is also known as the California golden trout and is native to Golden Trout Creek, Volcano Creek and the South Fork Kern River. The golden trout is commonly found at elevations of 10,000 ft (3,000 m) above sea level, and is native to California.